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How is Lake Verret Conditions?

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Hello all! I was wanting to go to Lake Verret this weekend for the catfishing (with rods and reels and possibly some jugs). I'm still a little new to the lake, and don't know how to tell if its going to be good fishing conditions or not. I know the full moon is coming up, and that the water temp is looking decent, but I still want someone else's opinion. Anyone been there recently? Or has anyone heard if catfishing is turning on yet? Thanks for any help!

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Lake Verret
The lake will be muddy from all of this week's rain. Couple that with the Wind Advisory they were under Tuesday and that should make the lake very muddy.
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Is that bad?
I called a bait shop on the lake this this morning. The owner said the catfishing is on fire right now. Saturday is going to be a great fishing day she said also. Even today is good fishing she said. Like I said though, I don't know much about verret, so would the water being muddy matter much? I have gone out there last year and filled up three large ice chests when the water visibility was terrible.
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Verret
Bayou Boy - be careful when listening to a business owner. I am not saying who you talked to is lying. But, why would someone that stands to make money off of fishermen tell those same fishermen that the fishing sucks, don't go down there? I do not know how old you are or if you can remember when Duco's was open but that guy NEVER had a bad report. It could have been snowing FIREBALLS and that guy would still tell the newspaper the fish were jumping in the boat. Of course, he was the only bait shop down there back then so he was smart enough to not let on if the fishing was off.
The catfishing has been on there the past few weeks but I know someone down there right now and they are painting a different picture.
All that being said, you will never catch fish if you do not go...just be prepared for a ton of people.
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Very True.
Yeah, I was thinking that after I posted that. There would be no reason for them to try to discourage possible business, haha. But Ill be 20 soon and have been going there about twice a year for the past few years. I always let my uncle take me, so I never had to check on anything. But now that I have my own boat, the torch has been passed to me to determine when we should go fishing. I don't know the names of places down there, but the only bait shop and marina I have ever used was that little hole in the wall place across from the bar/nightclub and just over the draw bridge thing. But even if I have to battle for the spots to fish with other people, I'm still going to have a great time as long as I'm on the water with a fishing rod in one hand and a cold one in the other. 'A lousy day of fishing is better than a good day at work'
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Verret
That landing is called Bayside and the canal is Pierre Part Canal. That canal dumps into Pierre Part Bay which turns into Lake Verret. The big canal on the left before you enter the lake is Grand Bayou. The main thing to look at this time of year is wind direction. This time of year, the predominant wind is east to southeast. That is bad if you launch in Pierre Part Canal. That wind will be blowing right into Pierre Part Bay and make that end of the lake very rough. Check the forecast and if they call for winds out of the east or southeast anything over 10mph in Baton Rouge, it'll be howling on the lake. If that is the case, you would be better launching at Attakapas. That end of the lake will be protected.
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